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    • Kurtwood: A director? I think an actor always wants... I think of Peter Weir as an example of the kind of director that I like. You always want to have the feeling that the director knows what he wants, and is look at what you're doing, and incorporating what you're doing adding to what he does. Peter Weir is brilliant at that. You have extreme confidence in him. Consequently, actors need to... actors are always self-conscious and nervous. So you want to have a feeling of confidence. You want to be able to place your confidence in the director. You want to have the feeling that he knows what he wants to do. But at the same time, you want to contribute, so if you feel that he's looking at you, that he's paying attention to what you're doing beyond just saying, "OK, he said his lines right. Good. Go on." Then you will have the tendency to give more. You can relax, and feel comfortable in the environment that you're working in, and you'll do more. If you're not, then you'll have a problem. He's not going to get what he wants, and it's going to get worse.

      And with that, the ensemble was reminded of their upcoming film screening and were sent off on their way.

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